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Archive for the ‘Council Tax’ Category

As previously reported on this website, Horsham District Council intend enforcing car parking charges on the three main car parks in Steyning from 1 April 2017. Sadly the two Tory Horsham District Councillors for Steyning, and the Tory West Sussex County Councillor for the area, appear to have not put up much of fight against […]

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Spending Revue Reviewed ‘You make your own luck,’ goes the saying. In which case, and only in this respect, George Osborne truly has started a “march of the makers” because he’s one hell of a lucky Chancellor. Had the independent Office for Budget Responsibility not lavished on him a £27 billion fiscal (and notional) windfall, […]

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The Liberal Democrat Local Election Manifesto launched

by derekdeedman on 23 April, 2015

The 2015 Liberal Democrat Local Election Manifesto is designed to show the relevant parts of the Lib Dem manifesto, launched last week, that affect local government. Some of the highlights: Economy and Growth: Devolved economic decision-making Open up public procurement to SMEs & voluntary sector Extend business rates review to consider Land Value Taxation More & […]

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Nick Clegg vows austerity will end in three years

by derekdeedman on 6 February, 2015

By Richard Johnstone, Public Finance,| 5 February 2015 Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has pledged an end to austerity in three years after May’s general election if the Liberal Democrats are returned to government. Setting out the LibDems’ fiscal policy in a speech today, Clegg said the coalition’s plan to close the deficit in 2018/19 […]

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As a postal voter I know the names of the two candidates, but although all electors know there is an election, as there are poll cards for every elector, non-postal voters are unlikely to know who the candidates are. And since they are both standing as independents, and neither is apparently distributing any leaflets, it is not even possible to have any […]

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At the Council meeting on 15 February to agree the Council Tax for 2013/14, the Liberal Democrat opposition on the County Council proposed that £7m be added to the roads budget. This would have been funded by underspendings on the current year’s accounts, and the use of the extra Business Rate Grant for 2013/14 notified […]

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Steyning Parish Council meets this evening

by derekdeedman on 14 January, 2013

The Parish Council meets at 7.30pm this evening at the Steyning Centre. The public are welcome to attend and can ask questions at one point on the agenda.  Apart from the usual committee reports, the main items on the agenda include decisions to be made on the youth provision, the subsidy for the Saturday 106 bus […]

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Green recycling in Horsham under threat?

by derekdeedman on 13 December, 2012

 One of my responsibilities as a County Councillor is to report to each parish council in my area on my and County Council activities that may relate to the respective parish council area. This also applies to the Horsham District Councillors in respect to their and District Council activities.  At recent parish council meetings the […]

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County Council meeting this Friday 14 December

by derekdeedman on 12 December, 2012

The County Council meeting starts at 10.30am and will be on the webcam as usual. Access via the County Council website. There will be an address by the Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources on the budget process for 2013/14. A written copy the position statement has already been issued. The Lib Dem Group is currently […]

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The West Sussex County Tory administration has been slammed today by the Liberal Democrats for their extravagant communications budget, and making their own You-Tube film clips.  Dr James Walsh, deputy group leader of the County Council Liberal Democrats said:  “At a time of savage cuts to personal care services for vulnerable elderly and young people, […]

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